Done for 2007!

Anthrocon 2007 has come and gone! We would like to thank our hard working staff and volunteers for helping to put on such a successful convention!

2,849 members attended. 353 fursuiters took part in the fursuit parade.

We received newspaper coverage in both the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mark Evanier, one of our Guests of Honor, also wrote about us on his blog.

If you lost or found something, have some comments for us, or have pictures to share, please stop by our post-2007 forums:

http://www.anthrocon.org/forums

If you attended the con, we would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to fill out our post-con survey:

http://www.anthrocon.org/survey

Most of the staff are going to take a well deserved break for a few weeks. We'll still be reading our email and the forums, but may be a bit slow to respond.

Our 2008 convention, "It's a Jungle Out There!", will be once again held in the Westin Hotel and David L. Lawrence Convention Center from June 26th to 29th, 2008. Our Guest of Honor will be Floyd Norman. ("The Jungle Book", "Monsters, Inc.", Disney's "Robin Hood", and more!)

We'll see you there!

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Countdown to Anthrocon 2007!

Anthrocon 2007 is almost here! For those of you who will be attending, here are a few last-minute helpful links:

If you have any questions or concerns during the convention, The Operations Office, located on the Third Floor of the Westin will happy to assist you.

After the convention, be sure to visit our Post-2007 forums and take our survey so we can make Anthrocon even better!

We'll see you there.

-- The Anthrocon Staff

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Correction to Art Show page

We had previously reported that Guest of Honor Carolyn Kelly would not be participating in this year's Art Show; that announcement, however, was happily erroneous. Carolyn intends to display some of her work, along with some of her late father Walt Kelly's original Pogo artwork, which is brought to us courtesy of the Pogo Fan Club & Walt Kelly Society.

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Westin once again has a few rooms available

Due to last-minute cancellations, the Westin once again has a few rooms available in the Anthrocon room block. If you still need a room (or if you tried to extend a reservation but couldn't get an additional day within our block), please call the hotel directly and try your luck.

Mind you, these are bound to go fast, so don't wait.

On your marks....get set......go!

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Anthrocon Newsletter, Issue #2007-02

1) Traveling to Pittsburgh: Directions, shuttle info and more!
2) Parking in Pittsburgh
3) I-376 Outbound closure from 8 PM on Friday to 6 AM on Monday
4) Want to volunteer?
5) Never been to Anthrocon before?
6) Programming schedule and hours are now available
7) Meeting your friends at the con
Cool Lose something? Have questions or concerns during the convention?
9) About this Newsletter


Traveling to Pittsburgh: Directions, shuttle info and more!

Whether you are traveling to Pittsburgh by plane, train, automobile, or boat(!), we have you covered. Directions on how to make it to Pittsburgh by all of these methods of transportation are on our website at:

I-376 Outbound closure from 8 PM on Friday to 6 AM on Monday

Just a note for anyone will be leaving Anthrocon between 8 PM on Friday the 6th and 6 AM on Monday the 9th of July, I-376 East Outbound from Pittsburgh will be closed.

If you are traveling to Anthrocon during that time frame, you will not be affected!

PennDOT's official announcement: http://www.penndot11.com/I376SectionA37/updates.asp

A PDF of the proposed detour:

http://www.penndot11.com/I376SectionA37/altroutes/ParkwayDetour_EB_060607.pdf

Police officers will be stationed along the detour to help motorists find their way.

We would like to thank Amaruq for bringing this to our attention!

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ATTENTION, those arriving at the airport on July 2, 3, or 4!

I have just been informed that Express Shuttle does NOT operate on July 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. Please visit our Travel Page for other options. Express Shuttle regrets the inconvenience and has offered coupon holders a refund of $2 on a Yellow Cab or 28X (Airport Flyer) bus ticket. Please submit a receipt for the ride along with your coupon directly to Express Shuttle for your refund.

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Anthrocon 2007 programming schedule announced!

The schedule of events for our 2007 convention has been finalized. You can see a preview of our schedule in Adobe PDF format on our schedule page. Shortly we will have a nice easy-to-read grid prepared, which you will be able to view on that same page.

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Pre-registration extended one day!

We had such a torrent of last-minute registrations that we could not close the registration system down. They were still coming in by the time we had to go to bed, so we have extended pre-registration for Anthrocon 2007 one day, until 11:59 PM Saturday, June 16, 2007!

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Pre-registration closes at 11:59 PM June 15!

As of this posting, there is just one more day left to pre-register! If you register on-site, you'll have to wait in line and pay more, so get your pre-registrations in now. Also, if you are a supersponsor, you must be pre-registered in order to take advantage of the amazing Supersponsor Luncheon with our guests of honor. See all the advantages that pre-registration offers? Don't miss out!

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